When Gertrude Stein made her famous quote – “There is no there there” in reference to Oakland, it was grossly misunderstood. Although Ms. Stein grew up in Oakland, her famous quote referred to the fact that after returning to Oakland after thirty years in Paris she came back to find her house was no longer there, her school was no longer there, her park was no longer there, her synagogue was no longer there. So for her, there was no longer a there there.
Those of us who love our Oakland know that there is definitely alot there. Included on the list of things we love about this City is its mahvelous thrifts! I’ll be adding more as time permits! Click on a link below to find out more about each one.